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the army really believes that. i think the obama administration is more skeptical. >> lauren, there are two schools of thought on the president's protracted process. one is dick cheney school of the president dithering and that he is patient. what repercussions are there for the policy? >> well, our allies are looking to us for a very clear signal as to whether we are going to commit. unfortunately the rhetoric of the president's early months has become a good deal less, shall we say, aggressive, less decisive than where he began. obviously the pakistanis are concerned there might be decline in our commitment to the situation and, frankly, i think what they're detecting is right. i don't think the administration wants to do this. they're trying to figure out some way of extricating themselves, or at least not building up any further, but it is awfully hard. they have boxed themselves in. >> greg's excellent story in the washington post today about how obama is going through province by province to find out the leaders. that is like lbj poring over maps in the vietnam white house in the seco
on terror. >>> will president obama's visit bring iran back to the negotiating table. >>> pirates back in the news. the same ship that was the center of a dramatic rescue fought off another somali pirate. >>> how is the united states refining its anti-piracy strategy. the coast guard is bringing apprehended pirates to justice. how to fend off attacks. commander shannon gilrees, chief of prevention log group. commander, welcome to the show. >> thank you, sir. >> so how is the united states refining its anti-piracy campaign. >> we'll continue to adapt to what the pirates are throwing at us as far as their techniques. we are working with the maritime industry to try to answer their questions about how we can help them address the problems in the region. we're also working with interagency -- agency by that i mean the department of defense, department of state, the maritime administration, other agencies -- >> the justice department as well? >> the justice department as well. we're working to refine that policy to adapt the policies the pirates are using. >> prosecuting captured pirates ha
in a world war ii bomber with a veteran who flew b52 liberators. >>> the obama administration's push to switch from cost-plus to fixed-price contracts. the administration says it can save taxpayers money. but contractors who loved billions of dollars in the '80s say fix-priced deals are fine for off the shelf but not ground breaking technology where they are stuck with all of the risk. airbus and partner northrup grumman have complained while bowing has done so quietly. david, welcome back to the show. >> thank you, good to be here. what is the problem witness tanker contract as far as the two competitors are concerned. >> they're concerned about we're eight years into the attempt to buy a new tanker now and we still haven't gotten into the starting blocks. the gray in the concern of whether this process can work. the second is the new philosophy that this administration moves to fixed priced contracting. it has a whole set of risks associated with it and the contractors are concerned about those risks. >> and that is reformed legislation to make upon use of it and that was important
fighting multiple wars. earlier this week, president obama merged the security council and homeland security. security is mostly talk according to the executive director. he is the author of the steps that he believes will lead to real and immediate change for the better. jim, welcome back. >> it is good to be here. >> what are some of the things the president and congress and national security advisor can do right way to drive meaningful change? >> the president needs to layout the principles for the national security system is operating. it has never been done. he needs to state his expectations for his cabinet and secretaries operating. >> he has to come up with a template, but that is what jim jones has been working on? >> he has. jim jones has a great understanding of what needs to be done. he was part of our project. he does not have the time or capacity to work on the projects. the president needs to layout the principles for the system. his expectations on doing the whole of government, collaboration and integration across the government. >> let's go to one of the hurdles.
to listen some of these criticisms are valid ones. i hope the obama administration takes them into account in the export control they are doing. i was hartened to see they are moving to do that. >> you have always said hire walls around smaller numbers of things you need to defend. >> the broader industrialization, is like as you make that iceberg analogy, under the water there is quite a lot of integration that happened on the subsystem levels. >> some and globalization is driving that. at the prime level you still see two different realities. european firms with small home markets are seeking multiple home markets abroad. not surprisingly our data shows a lot of large europeans have sizable revenues here, and many people, over 72,000 of uk own defense men, much less of that, smaller opportunities in europe and longer gestation period. more risk. >> in the brief amount of time we have left, what are the major impediments what is a way to drive this further. >> export control. the other is countries right to spend money at home. we need to -- one of the most important things the e u took
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